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in inland california area where they've had big problems with people working in way overheated warehouses, equipment that's not safe. this is what this is about. they've got a problem there. >> what the unions are doing, and again, wal-mart is not unionized, but the unions want the workers to walk out, they're focusing on this extra work that they have to do on thanksgiving pay, for which, by the way, they're paid double time and get all sorts of bonuses. >> yeah. wal-mart is facing a number of protests across the country. not just for overtime. there has been a push to unionize wal-mart the real issue is that wal-mart hires a lot of people from the grocery industry where they actually get paid less, they get less in the way of health benefits, and that's why you saw pass mark and others go out of business because they were running their business models right, employees were worst served than wal-mart serves their own employees. i'm not advocating for wal-mart. it will be a pipe dream to unionize wal-mart because you have to do it from store to store. >> the point is that times are tough
money is spent? the once bankrupt city of ayaho, california decide to go let its taxpayers vote how to spend 30% of its budget. but victoria says this is a bad idea. this is a flip side. explain. >> i know. it's hard because truly we don't trust our politicians to do the right things 'cause they haven't done the right things in the past. however, i think that is their job. we should hold them accountable and there should be transparency. what we've seen in the state o california is really a grand experiment in voter democracy. it has failed we have the highest tax rates in the nation and yet our school funding is bottom of the barrel and our schools rank bottom in the nation. so this kind of -- it doesn't work. you have to have accountability somewhere and it should be in ou elected officials. >> rick used to live in calirnia. now he lives in new york. is it because of this, rick? >> actually no. it's because of you, david. [ laughter ] >> right. >> i actually agree with victoria on the point that voter democracy has not paid off very well in california. but this is a bit difference
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